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Students Talk About Their Experiences at Stanford Law School

Students Talk About Their Experiences at Stanford Law School


Are you ready? Look this way?
It’s like, it’s like a really awkward bar review.
>>Excellent [LAUGH]. We don’t know who’s standing where.
>>Have you gotten to travel and do any special work
that really interested you?>>I had the opportunity to go to the New Orleans public
defender’s office, a couple of Stanford students
over spring break. And do some direct legal services there.
>>We’re both in the international
human rights clinic. We spent eight days in Peru
looking at the prison system. We got to meet the Peruvian
Minister of Justice, as well as the Peruvian President.
>>Wow.>>And we got to have a meeting to present
our policy paper and recommendations to him.
>>So, I participated in the criminal
defense clinic as 2L. It was an incredibly
rewarding, invigorating, engaging, all consuming
[LAUGH] experience which, I think, is what really stands
out about Stanford’s clinics. That was certainly one of the
reasons that I chose to come here.
>>I also traveled, I took a policy lab this
spring about Title 9 and Sexual Assault on
College Campuses and we wrote a model policy and
procedure, and then traveled to D.C.
to present the policy and procedure to the National
Women’s Law Center which was really cool, too.
>>It was such an incredible experience like
1L is so doctrinally heavy, it’s very foundational. So to
have the opportunity to like see how the law works on the
lives of people every day and get to know more about what
it’s like to be a public defender was those like
a very moving experience for me.
>>Clinic is definitely something that I’m
never gonna forget, and criminal defense is very
much what I wanna do professionally. So I really
appreciated the opportunity to dip my feet into it so
early, as a 2L. [MUSIC]

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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